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  1. #61
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    Unhappy Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    If you plan on buying a set of awesome Dymag CA5 Carbon Fibre Rims, DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR A DISCOUNT BEFORE ORDERING THEM!

    I forgot to ask for a discount before I ordered them, and now they won't give me one... even when I asked for it while the rims were still in transit to me.

    I'm very sad!

    I've spent sooo much money on this bike... a discount would have been a nice treat. Oh well.

    Make sure you learn from my mistake!

    '05 Green ZRX1200R
    '15 KTM 500EXC
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  2. #62
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Worsel View Post
    If you plan on buying a set of awesome Dymag CA5 Carbon Fibre Rims, DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR A DISCOUNT BEFORE ORDERING THEM!

    I forgot to ask for a discount before I ordered them, and now they won't give me one... even when I asked for it while the rims were still in transit to me.

    I'm very sad!

    I've spent sooo much money on this bike... a discount would have been a nice treat. Oh well.

    Make sure you learn from my mistake!

    I was just about to order a set and because of how they treated you, now I'm not.

  3. #63
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by zarex View Post
    I was just about to order a set and because of how they treated you, now I'm not.
    No, no! I think you should order them... they're the most beautiful rims ever! Just make sure you ask Steve516 for a deal before you order them.

    I know, its not fair that they didn't give me a deal... obviously the way they look at it is "Well he obviously can afford them: he ordered them didn't he? So why give him a deal now. He obviously didn't need an incentive to buy them."

    I almost felt like returning them, then re-ordering them asking for a deal. If they gave me no deal, then I would buy a different brand. But I just want to put my bike together.

    They discussed giving me a store credit instead of a partial refund, but I didn't get that either.

    I mean I guess it is the way giving deals/haggling/etc. goes, right? You're supposed to demand a deal before you order something, as incentive to do so. Then if you get no deal, you order something else. I understand their "business" logic, it just really sucks that I didn't know I could get a deal until after I ordered them.

    Live and learn, and hopefully my mistake will save you and others from making the same mistake.

    Rob
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    '15 KTM 500EXC
    '74 Norton 850 Commando MkIIa


  4. #64
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Worsel, I was just kidding. I would love a set. They're just too spendy for me.
    Post up some pics when it's all together.

  5. #65
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    [QUOTE=Worsel;4620268
    I mean I guess it is the way giving deals/haggling/etc. goes, right? You're supposed to demand a deal before you order something, as incentive to do so. Then if you get no deal, you order something else. I understand their "business" logic, it just really sucks that I didn't know I could get a deal until after I ordered them.

    Live and learn, and hopefully my mistake will save you and others from making the same mistake.

    Rob[/QUOTE]

    10% would ensure customer satisfaction and they are still making decent bucks. I would give a discount to a good customer whether he asked at first or not. Why alienate a good customer?

  6. #66
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Worsel View Post
    If you plan on buying a set of awesome Dymag CA5 Carbon Fibre Rims, DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR A DISCOUNT BEFORE ORDERING THEM!

    I forgot to ask for a discount before I ordered them, and now they won't give me one... even when I asked for it while the rims were still in transit to me.

    I'm very sad!

    I've spent sooo much money on this bike... a discount would have been a nice treat. Oh well.

    Make sure you learn from my mistake!


    Did I miss where you said you bought the rims ? Can't seem to find that info .

  7. #67
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Bought them from Orient Express Racing.

    Steve516 was trying his best to get me some kind of deal after the fact, but he didn't think his boss was gonna do anything. Guess he was right because I haven't heard anymore about it from him.
    '05 Green ZRX1200R
    '15 KTM 500EXC
    '74 Norton 850 Commando MkIIa


  8. #68
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Worsel View Post
    Bought them from Orient Express Racing.

    Steve516 was trying his best to get me some kind of deal after the fact, but he didn't think his boss was gonna do anything. Guess he was right because I haven't heard anymore about it from him.
    That is where Steve works...

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  9. #69
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    I forgot to tell everyone how awesome NakedFun is!

    As I mentioned (on the bottom of the first post, first page... where I list my mods), my bike started getting put back together today!!!

    I ordered an adaptor harness from NakedFun last week (the one to plug a ZX11D ECU into my ZRX wiring harness). He had connectors on order, and when they arrived, he found that the supplier had sent him the wrong ones!! So I was disappointed because I don't want to hard wire (solder) the ECU in if I don't have to, but I didn't want the harness holding up the completion of my bike going back together.

    So.....

    NakedFun offered to take his own personal harness, from his own bike, apart, and use one of his connectors to make my adaptor harness!!!!

    What a guy!

    Awesome!

    Thanks again NakedFun! You are The Man!

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    '05 Green ZRX1200R
    '15 KTM 500EXC
    '74 Norton 850 Commando MkIIa


  10. #70
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    That is where Steve works...
    Hence the reason Steve was going to talk to his Boss about the purchase, i.e. he knows Steve works there.


    I know, blame it on the stroke.

  11. #71
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    This bike is gonna be awesome...
    now about those rubber hydraulic lines...

  12. #72
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Some new pics... from today:

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    '05 Green ZRX1200R
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Zarex,

    Funny you should mention that... I just asked the shop to order new steel braided lines today

    Anyone know a good source for braided brake lines?

    Apparently now that I have the Ohlin front forks, I need longer brake lines?


    Rob (aka Worsel)
    '05 Green ZRX1200R
    '15 KTM 500EXC
    '74 Norton 850 Commando MkIIa


  14. #74
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    I bought a whole set, front, back, clutch, from Kwick.

    Believe it or not, even though you barely see the rear line, it cleans up the area back there.

  15. #75
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    My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Stock (especially 2005) rotors on carbon wheels and ohlins forks is a sin.

    Coming together nicely!

  16. #76
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by asfastas63 View Post
    Stock (especially 2005) rotors on carbon wheels and ohlins forks is a sin.

    Coming together nicely!
    +1
    Keep that wallet open .

  17. #77
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    The bike is coming together nicely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey McGov - What ya think of the special feature (red arrow)???

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    Big Harry

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  18. #78
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by asfastas63 View Post
    Stock (especially 2005) rotors on carbon wheels and ohlins forks is a sin.

    Coming together nicely!
    NOT true. Stay away from those pansy 'petal' or 'wave' rotors. The Rex is a junkyard dog not a prom queen.
    I only contribute high-value content


    Mike

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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Oh, forgot to mention... your updates are freaking awesome!!
    I only contribute high-value content


    Mike

  20. #80
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    10% would ensure customer satisfaction and they are still making decent bucks. I would give a discount to a good customer whether he asked at first or not. Why alienate a good customer?
    With the way todays econemy is, they,re lucky to have customers to spend that kind of money . I"ll buy BST s from Brocks instead .He appreciates people that work their ass, s off, and always gives you a break.

  21. #81
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Still waiting for new Steel Braided Brake Lines and Clutch Line.

    Here's where she's at now (wheels and suspension on, engine still apart):


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    '05 Green ZRX1200R
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  22. #82
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Bike is done!!
    Thanks for everything Pete (KWIK)!!

    Holy crap... this bike is fast as hell... and handles like you wouldn't believe! Those Dymag CA5 carbon fibre rims make a HUGE difference to the handling!!!

    Love everything about this bike!

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    '05 Green ZRX1200R
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  23. #83
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Congrats, itís a beauty!!!
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  24. #84
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Where did you go for two years?

  25. #85
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve516 View Post
    I would not run 20w50 unless you live in the south west near Pete.

    I don't think you need to spend extra for the Ti exhaust - same one in stainless is fine.
    I agree on the oil suggestion. I have had performance cars and bikes and heavy oil in midwest can harm an engine being too heavy for the temps compared to southern areas. That sounds like a great build and sounds like a ringer for BOTM when done.

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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rex II View Post
    I agree on the oil suggestion. I have had performance cars and bikes and heavy oil in midwest can harm an engine being too heavy for the temps compared to southern areas. That sounds like a great build and sounds like a ringer for BOTM when done.
    20W50 Red Line cold pour point is -49 degrees F, it's good to -29F. Or, buy 10W50.
    No One rides below 32ļ...

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  27. #87
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    My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    20W50 or 10W40

    The first number is the viscosity at 100F
    The second number is the viscosity at 212F

    The difference between 10W40 and 20W50 isnít as dramatic as youíd think.

    20W50 is usable all the way down to 32F

    This chart is not ZRX specific, but itís from Kawasaki.

    /oil_discussion

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  28. #88
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    The ZRX1100 Manual shows 20W50 is good at any temp. The trouble with the ZRX is it has almost zero oil pressure when hot:

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  29. #89
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    The ZRX1100 Manual shows 20W50 is good at any temp. The trouble with the ZRX is it has almost zero oil pressure when hot:

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    Not trying to start another oil thread just my experience with oil and it all comes down to personal preference and what each of us feels comfortable with.

  30. #90
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    Re: My 2005 ZRX1200R Project - Suggestions Welcome

    don't ride below 32'F. Your tires may not work too good at those temps. Better to keep you & bike healthy to ride many more years...
    "Enjoy the ride!"


 

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